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Knee Pain, Treated by Top Pain Management Doctors in Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, and Scottsdale

  • Overview

    knee-pain

    Knee pain is a common issue that originates in any of the bones, ligaments or cartilage that comprises the knee joint. Knee pain can be localized or diffuse throughout the knee.

    Facts

    • Common complaint in people of all ages

    Types

    • Acute knee pain
    • Chronic knee pain
  • Symptoms

    Common signs and symptoms that accompany knee pain include:

    • Weakness or instability
    • Redness/warmth to touch
    • Swelling
    • Stiffness
    • Popping sounds
    • Inability to fully straighten knee
  • Diagnosis/Tests

    A physical examination will be performed to inspect for the following:

    • Swelling
    • Pain
    • Bruising
    • Range of motion
    • Joint strength

    Imaging tests may also be ordered such as an X-ray, Ultrasound, Computerize tomography (CT scan), or Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These tests allow the physician to exam you bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles.

  • Causes

    • Injury
    • Bursitis
    • Tendinitis
    • Iliotibial band syndrome
    • Dislocation
    • Arthritis
    • Gout
  • Treatment Options & Care

    • Anti-inflammatory medications
    • Physical therapy
    • Steroid Injection
    • Surgery